How can you protect yourself from COVID?

Our body was designed with an amazing immune system which protects us from invaders, so called antigens, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, toxins or foreign bodies which could make us ill. When the immune system spots the antigen, then this vast network of cells mounts a complex immune response attack.

White blood cells are also called leukocytes and they circulate in the body in blood vessels and the lymphatic vessels that parallel our veins and arteries. There are two main types of leukocyte: 1) Phagocytes which surround and absorb pathogens, breaking them down and effectively eating them, and 2) Lymphocytes which help the body to remember previous invaders and recognise them if they come back to attack again.

Our job is to protect this delicate, powerfully knowledgeable system, to allow it to do it’s job when it needs to. This means, keeping the load of viruses, bacteria, fungi and toxins to a minimum and this can be done in two ways: 1) Stop the antigen from getting into our bodies in the first place, and 2) If it does get in, ensuring our immune system is strong by providing it with the right foods and supporting tools, enabling it to fight the battle on our behalf.

1. Stop the virus getting in

Kill the virus (or any microbe for that matter) on impact by protecting the mucous membranes in your sinuses together with your mouth, nose and hands. You can do this by using the essential mineral iodine as a multi-tasking tool; iodine contact kills microbes on impact. If ever you have had an operation, you will remember the little brown stain left on your body where the incision was made, this is iodine, and it is used by surgeons as it contact kills antigens. By simply using iodine, together with a salt pipe and coconut oil you can protect yourself against viruses and other infections.


2. Protecting your immune system

Protect and build your immune system, so that if you do get infected with COVID-19 you are in the best position possible to fight it. 80% of your immune cells line your gut, so the best way to protect your immune system is to eat non-inflammatory foods and to use ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and vitamin D3 as multi-tasking tools. Both these essential vitamins are known to aid recovery from COVID-19. Take a look at these pieces of research regarding Vitamin D (there are many more on the web)

Does having low vitamin D put you at risk from coronavirus?

Vitamin C and coronavirus

To find out how much should we take and how do we administer these essential vitamins and mineral, please do get in touch.

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